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Bite into the tastes of Afghanistan

After a successful Canada Day World Fair, Manija Shirzad looks to bring a new food truck to Fort St. John
Manija Shirzad had the Afghanistan booth at the World Fair on Canada Day. - Zoë Ducklow Photo

Good news for everyone who enjoyed the food sampled at the new Afghanistan booth at the Canada Day World Fair: Manija Shirzad is opening a food truck.

“People here aren’t too familiar with Afghani food. So I’ll make a new food for them with just enough spices that everyone can enjoy it.”

Shirzad served mantu, a meat dumpling topped with spiced tomato sauce, sour cream and dried herbs, to long lines of parade-goers alongside booths sharing food from Indonesia, Japan, Switzerland, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Thailand and Nigeria.

She moved to Fort St. John just over a year ago from Edmonton and is in the process of getting a business license. She’ll open for business as soon as possible.